Boone County, cities ponder possibility of use tax

Tax on Internet and out-of-state purchases would be subject to public vote
Sunday, January 10, 2010 | 12:01 a.m. CST

COLUMBIA — As Columbia and Boone County continue to struggle with lagging sales tax revenue, there’s growing sentiment that it might be time to revisit an idea already rejected twice by city voters — imposing a tax on purchases made online and out of state.